Starting a low FODMAP diet can be very intimidating. When I started the low FODMAP diet, a lot of my stable foods were suddenly on the “no eat” list. I thought these were healthy foods too!
I quickly had to adjust to what I was eating on a regular basis Those easy to go to snacks were the most important so I didn’t end up not eating all day.
These are some of the first foods I started eating regularly before experimenting with some of the advanced recipes.
- Orange and Carrot – I love having orange slices or some carrot slices (though I would now have to do without the hummus). So having oranges and carrots in my house was a must. But orange and carrot juice is also delicious. Any store bought juice is a big no no, however freshly juiced fruits and veggies is a great way to drink a meal that is easy on your stomach. I purchased a cheap (under $30 on Amazon.com) juicer a few months earlier and I’m excited to use it again.
- Cucumber – Cucumbers are affordable, but they also make a great salty snack. Peel, slice and add some low sodium soy sauce for a crunchy salty treat.
- Bok Choy – I have never eaten bok choy before until I went on the low FODMAP diet. It is easy to cook (just sauté in some olive oil and add some ginger if you like), doesn’t take long, and makes lovely leftovers.
- Zucchini – This was a stable veggie growing up, and I’m glad it is a low FODMAP food! Slice it any which way and boil it or bake it with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Yummy!
- Eggs – I love eggs. Hard boiled eggs make a great snack, but there is absolutely nothing like eggs for breakfast. I personally love eggs and toast in a bowl (boil eggs for 4 minutes, crack them open, scoop them out and throw them on toast torn up in bite size pieces.
- Udi’s Gluten Free Bread – the toast. Or for sandwiches. Whenever you are craving bread. Amazon has a great selection.
- Rice Crackers – When you are watching TV with friends or family and they have chips or popcorn, you can have some delicious rice crackers. They make a great snack and they go great with peanut butter and…
- Cheddar Cheese -I also love cheddar cheese by itself. And you can shred it and add it on top of potatoes or zucchini
- Whole Chicken – You can get unflavored whole baked chicken at various grocery stores. You can separate it into two breasts and two legs and eat for lunch. Save the bones to make home made chicken broth!
- Potatoes and Rice – These two dishes make a great side to any meat and veggie dish you may have. Bake the potatoes, and add some olive oil, salt and pepper for a tasty side. For rice, try jasmine rice, it is my personal favorite!
What are your favorite low FODMAP foods that you always have in your home?